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November programs at East County Regional Library

November 13, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The roster of activities at East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:

Adults

- English Cafe

10 a.m. Nov. 15 and 22

6 p.m. Nov. 18 and 25

Practice English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary.

- Chess Anyone?

4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 25

Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Bring a personal chess set or use the library's. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library.

- Chess Tournament

9 a.m. Nov. 16

Calling all chess enthusiasts. The Friends of the East County Regional Library are sponsoring a chess tournament for players of all ages. Various age groups will be represented and trophies will be awarded at the end of the tournament. Sign up online, by telephone, or at any Lee County Library System location. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is required.

- Making Holiday Ornaments

Part 1: Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.

Part 2: Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

The winter craft series continues with presenter Monika Heutmann. In this two-part class, participants will make several styles of homemade ornaments just in time for the holidays. Sponsored by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Space is limited to five. Registration is required.

Family

- Family Storytime

6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19

This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes.

- Toddler Storytime

10 a.m. Nov. 13 and 20

10 a.m. Nov. 14 and 21

Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Children

- Preschool Storytime

10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 and 20

10:30 a.m. Nov. 14 and 21

Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes.

- Chess Tournament

9 a.m. Nov. 16

Calling all chess enthusiasts. The Friends of the East County Regional Library are sponsoring a chess tournament for players of all ages. Various age groups will be represented and trophies will be awarded at the end of the tournament. Sign up online, by telephone, or at any Lee County Library System location. Registration is required.

- IGD@YL

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16

More than one thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the American Library Association's sixth annual International Games Day @ Your Library today. Stop in to try new games or play old favorites.

- Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 20

3-4 p.m. Nov. 30

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.

- Florida Totem Poles

2 p.m. Nov. 23

Kids will learn if totem poles were ever carved in this state and how to tell a story through them. Materials to make other art inspired by Florida's Native American tribes will also be provided.

Teens

- DIY Teen Crafts @ the Library

2 p.m. Nov. 13

Join a group of teens for some fun crafting events. Craft projects will vary at each program. Drop on in and let your creativity run wild. All supplies provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 25 participants.

- IGD@YL

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16

More than one thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the American Library Association's sixth annual International Games Day @ Your Library today. Stop in to try new games or play old favorites.

- Chess Tournament

9 a.m. Nov. 16

Calling all chess enthusiasts. The Friends of the East County Regional Library are sponsoring a chess tournament for players of all ages. Various age groups will be represented and trophies will be awarded at the end of the tournament. Sign up online, by telephone, or at any Lee County Library System location. Registration is required.

- TeenReads Bagels and Book Club

2 p.m. Nov. 19

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to release this month in theatres. Gear up for another wave of Katniss fever by sharing with other teens reactions to the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East County Regional Library. Registration is required.

- Kids Read Down Fines

4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 20

3-4 p.m. Nov. 30

Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.

- Teens Get Your Game On!

2 p.m. Nov. 26

Inviting all teens to visit the East County Regional Library to play Nintendo Wii and a variety of board games at this relaxed and fun for all program. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 25 participants.

The East County Regional Library is at 881 Gunnery Road.

For more information about a program or to register, call the library at (239) 533-4200.

Check the Web site at: www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations.

 
 

 

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